Springfield Man Found Deceased At Royal Inn Tuesday Morning

The classification of death by natural causes seems less likely…
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Smokey Barn News
Tuesday August 26th, 2014
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn.

UPDATE Thursday August 28,2014:

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Robertson County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Taylor was born March 16, 1988 in Waco, TX. He was of the Baptist faith and was a dairy farmer. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Faye Porter Taylor of Springfield; father, James Taylor of Springfield; brother, James Scott Taylor of Springfield; and nieces, Victoria Taylor and Ava Conner.  Click for more info

 

 Man Found Deceased At Royal Inn Tuesday Morning

A 25 year old Springfield man was found deceased in a room at the Royal Inn on Memorial Blvd. in Springfield Tuesday morning. The call came in from the hotel’s owner that a man had died in one of the hotel rooms of the Inn. The body was discovered just after 10:30AM and according to Springfield Police no foul play is suspected.

a 001According to Police, considering that the victim is only 26 years old, the classification of death by natural causes seems less likely, so they are investigating the death and a blood toxicology test has been requested.

The detective working the case said preliminarily it looked like a drug overdose but they can’t be sure until they get the test results back which can take several weeks.

Police will be able to look at his movements over the last hours before his death due to an ankle monitor he was wearing.

The family of the young man has been notified and police have released his name, he has been identified as 26 year old William Richard Taylor of Springfield Tennessee.

It was just last week that the Royal Inn, an older hotel in Springfield, had a small fire that damaged some the external facing of the hotel. Investigators have yet to determine how that fire was started. MORE

Smokey would like to convey our thoughts and prayers to anyone affected by the loss of Mr. Taylor.

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  1. sarah

    Has anyone heard anything about the arrangements?

    • Smokey

      UPDATE Thursday August 28,2014:

      Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Robertson County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
      Mr. Taylor was born March 16, 1988 in Waco, TX. He was of the Baptist faith and was a dairy farmer. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Faye Porter Taylor of Springfield; father, James Taylor of Springfield; brother, James Scott Taylor of Springfield; and nieces, Victoria Taylor and Ava Conner.  Click for more info

    • Amber Ramos

      Clint bryant nobody here job is 2 b on there knees. If u dont know Billy personally dont say negative stuff about him . Have enough respect for him & his family. We are still grieving.

  2. sarah

    Does anyone know if arrangements have been made yet? If so, when?

  3. Katelyn

    First off since the fire happened they are in the process of condemning the hotel. & not everyone that stays there is a crackhead. Some people including myself had to stay there due to no place to live. So you shouldn’t judge people on where they have to stay.
    & my thoughts and prayers go out to the young mans friends & family !

  4. Amber Ramos

    Clint Bryant this is mr Taylors girlfriend & I just love how you “know he over dosed” you make me sick. My baby may have had a past but he was turning his life around. He had found religion & was trying get right with God. To the others that have comment thanks for your sweet words. His deh has impacted alot of lives. His family, friends, & i know especially me & my 2 kids. Billy just know you are loved & missed very much. You will never be forgotten. Me & the girls love you so very much.

  5. jessica clark

    I knew Billy and he was decent guy who went down the wrong path. .. like most people do in Springfield. … the town is going to hell and the cops need to pay more attention to the royal Inn they know what goes on there! I feel bad for his mother and his brother Scott … but no one needs to have anything to say about him that’s negative unless you knew him!

  6. afootupyours

    This is a hot spot for *******, drug dealers and addicts oh not to mention the roaches and bed bugs. Cheap price of the day, but it cost a **** of alot during the night, even your very own life, this is just a peek into the dark side, have they investigated the owners lately? or is there something in it for them? hummmm.